Comparative biology of Helopeltis theivora Waterhouse (Heteroptera: Miridae) on Psidium cattleianum (Myrtales: Myrtaceae) and Camellia sinensis (Ericales: Theaceae)
Studies on the life history of Helopeltis theivora on Psidium cattleianum shrub is an alternate host of H. theivora. Biology of H. theivora on this shrub was studied for the first time. Incubation period varied for 8.6 ± 0.3 (d). Total nymphal developmental period was 20.3 ± 2.84 (d). Adult female lived longer than male. Incubation period and the total nymphal developmental period of H. theivora on Psidium cattleianum was significantly lower than Camellia sinensis.